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Review: could Ambien cr cause Personality change?

Summary: Personality change could be caused by Ambien cr, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Cymbalta, and have Insomnia.

We study 2,553 people who have side effects while taking Ambien cr from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Personality change. Find out below who they are, when they have Personality change and more.

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Ambien cr

Ambien cr (latest outcomes from 3,151 users) has active ingredients of zolpidem tartrate. It is often used in insomnia, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Ambien cr include memory loss, sleep walking, nausea aggravated, nausea, fall.

Personality change

Personality change (latest reports from 21,584 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, multiple sclerosis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 2,497 people reported to have side effects when taking Ambien cr. Among them, 15 people (0.60%) have Personality Change. They amount to 0.07% of all the 21,575 people who have Personality Change on eHealthMe.

Trend of Personality change in Ambien cr reports

Time on Ambien cr when people have Personality change * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Personality change0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Personality change when taking Ambien cr * :

FemaleMale
Personality change46.67%53.33%

Age of people who have Personality change when taking Ambien cr * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Personality change0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%76.92%15.38%7.69%

Severity of Personality change when taking Ambien cr ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Personality change0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Personality change ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Insomnia (11 people, 73.33%)
  2. Major depression (2 people, 13.33%)
  3. Helicobacter infection (1 people, 6.67%)
  4. Sleep disorder (1 people, 6.67%)
  5. Back disorder (1 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cymbalta (8 people, 53.33%)
  2. Ambien (7 people, 46.67%)
  3. Flonase (6 people, 40.00%)
  4. Flexeril (6 people, 40.00%)
  5. Ultram (6 people, 40.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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